Originally created 02/20/01

Track plans memorial



Hampton, Ga. -- Atlanta Motor Speedway will hold a memorial service today at 4 p.m. for seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt, who died Sunday in a crash during the Daytona 500.

The service will be held at the Richard Petty Garden, located in front of the Atlanta Motor Speedway gift store and ticket office.

Atlanta Motor Speedway chaplains Bill Brannon and Eddie Barton will conduct the service.

Several teams also are expected to test today at the track, but the session will be closed to both the media and the public.

Fans wishing to send condolences to the Earnhardt family are urged to make a donation to the Carolinas Foundation, P.O. Box 34769, Charlotte, N.C., 28234-4769.